#1 A New Year

Just for fun 🙂 This is a personal blog where I hope to write about various things that interest me throughout the year. I have no specific content plans, I just want to see what unfolds as the days go by. Carnet, is French for notebook. 365 is the number of days in the year…

#342 Chilling

If you have Netflix, I have a new recommendation for you! The show is called The Kominsky Method and it is pretty great 🙂 It appeals to all ages in our house and tonight a couple of us are snuggling up and watching a few episodes together. xo

#341 Yawn…

Definitely a day for resting, with more of the same for the evening. Planning on doing another sleep meditation with the Smiling Mind App. I need another Sunday. xo

#340 Christmas Shopping

The preparations continue! I only have a few more gifts to pick up and the decorations are up around the house 🙂 Every year the lights and tinsel cheer me with their sparkle. We are going to make some gingerbread men too. I’m not quite sure what are plans are for the day itself, so…

#339 Hidden Treasures

My daughter was wanting to look for some books of mine. Not a problem, apart from them being in a box somewhere in the garage. Anyway, we got lucky and the first box we pulled out held the books she needed. It was like seeing old friends as we pulled out book after book. There…

#338 Tea & Cake

Cake, sympathy, kind of the same thing, just in different form 😉 I recalled rock cakes from my childhood for some reason last night. I looked up a couple of recipes, found one on BBC Good Food and made them today. They were good and comforting especially with a lovely hot cuppa! So many ways…

#337 Good Vibes

Be hopeful and find the good vibes wherever you can. I know some people think these inspirational quote type things are silly and that’s okay. Sometimes, when life is difficult they help me by reminding me not to lose hope. That’s a good thing. xo

#336 What helps?

When days are difficult, due to stressors that are outside of your power to diminish, what can help? I found a poem a few months back. I’d never heard of the writer or the poem before. It was mentioned in a video that I watched. Afterward, I went online and found a copy to print…

#335 Beyond

Tired, beyond words. Waking up numerous times a night because your mind won’t stop working is difficult. I’m persevering with daily meditation in an effort to ease my mind. Hoping it works soon. xo

#334 Pottering for Recipes

Tonight I watched the fifth Harry Potter movie with some of the womb fruits. My favourite character is Mrs Molly Weasley. I fell in love with the Weasley home, especially the kitchen, in the first movie. I imagined what it would be like to have a home like that 🙂 I also wondered what she…

#333 Keeping Busy

It’s sometimes a good thing to keep busy. Luckily, I usually have lots of things I can do. I tried a new recipe in the little vintage slow cooker. I mustn’t have been as switched on as usual because I forewent sautéing the onions in the dish before adding them into the pot. I don’t…